The long experience of guiding has helped us notice the best guys in the business. We have carefully handpicked our team of guides, sherpas and porters who are passionate, hard working and have the right attitude with exceptional quality of leadership irrespective of what they do. Our guides are well educated and have undergone extensive medical training under mountain medics, emphasizing on high altitude medical treatment and rescues. Over the years we have built a strong friendship with our staff, and the contribution of each one of them makes us a Hi On Life team.

Saran Subba

Founder/ Managing Director/ Expedition leader/ Guide

Born in the beautiful and mesmerizing hills of Darjeeling, Saran, already from childhood, had curiosity and love for the mountains and nature. This vividly grew into a deep passion for the Himalayas, which led him …

Christina Sandström

Co- founder/ Manager/ Expedition leader/ Guide

Christina, an out door girl from Sweden, joined the company in 2007 after falling in love with the Himalayas through a climbing Expedition to Island Peak. She has a degree in tourism and has worked …


Karissa Frye

Photography Instructor/ mentor

Karissa Frye is a professional photographer and cinematographer based in Montana (USA). For the last decade, Karissa has been pursuing her passion in visual art and storytelling through many facets, including joining world-class climbers like …

Katie West

Yoga teacher

Australian born and raised, Katie is a senior yoga teacher and teacher trainer who began her studies of yoga and meditation in her early twenties while living in London. A lover of travel, she continued …

Leaders & Climbing guides

Leaders & Climbing guides

AJAY RAJ KARKI Meet our extraordinary trekking guide, a soul deeply connected to both the majestic Himalayan trails and the profound realms of spiritual wisdom. With a heart rooted in the mountains, he seamlessly blends …

Sirdars and Sherpas

Sirdars and Sherpas

Please check our FAQ section for understanding the terms “Sirdar” and “sherpa”. Nima Tamang – Sirdar  Nima is our senior “Sirdar”, and he is in charge of all practical logistics in our expeditions and treks …